March 12, 2012

Hundreds of Structures in Davie County Listed on the National Register of Historic Places

From the “Did You Know?” Department Davie County has long been a great place to live, work and play.  Evidence of this is that Davie County is home to 17 listings and almost 200 buildings and other structures on the National Register of Historic Places. Here is the list: Barnhardt, George E., House (added 2009 – – #09000289) 291 Hartley Rd. , Mocksville Historic Significance:       Architecture/Engineering Architectural Style:          Other Area of Significance:       Architecture Period of Significance:   1875-1899 Owner:                 Private Historic Function:             Domestic Historic Sub-function:    Single Dwelling Current Function:            Work In Progress Boxwood […]
March 8, 2012

Free Event Tonight ~ Movie Night at Misty Creek

On Friday evening, March 9 th from 6:30-9:30 PM, Misty Creek will host a showing of “The Great Escape” starring Steve McQueen, James Coburn, Charles Bronson, James Garner and Richard Attenborough.  This is a free movie and includes hot pop corn.  Wine will be available for purchase by the glass or bottle. The Great Escape  In 1943 the Germans opened Stalag Luft III, a maximum security prisoner of war camp designed to hold even the craftiest of escape artists, and in the process unwittingly assembled the finest escape team in military history.  This true story is the largest prison breakout […]
March 5, 2012

$80 Million New Hospital Construction Project Begins ~ Wake Forest Baptist Health – West Campus

The sights and sounds of construction are beginning in Davie County, North Carolina as site preparation begins for phase one of the $80 million Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center complex on Highway 801 at Interstate 40.  Phase one will consist of an outpatient center and medical office building.  Approximately 200 jobs will be created by phase one, excluding construction jobs. The complex will be named Wake Forest Baptist Health – West Campus. Larger Than Originally Planned The medical office building will be larger than originally planned.  It will be a four story, 60,000 square foot building containing physician offices.  The […]
February 29, 2012

DCCC President Dr. Mary Rittling Named 2012 President of the Year

The North Carolina State Board of Community Colleges has confirmed that the 2012 President of the Year for North Carolina is DCCC President Dr. Mary Rittling.  DCCC is the Community College of Davidson and Davie Counties. The President of the Year Award was established by the State Board of Community Colleges to encourage, identify, and reward outstanding leadership and commitment to the community college mission among the presidents of the 58 institutions of the North Carolina Community College System. The recipient receives a plaque and $8,000. In addition, the foundation of the recipient’s institution receives a cash prize of $2,000. […]
February 27, 2012

140 New Manufacturing Jobs Coming to Davie County

Carolina Precision Plastics, operating as CPP Global, a manufacturer of packaging products for the cosmetics and pharmaceutical industries is opening a new manufacturing plant in Mocksville this spring, investing $5.3 million and creating 140 new manufacturing jobs.  Salaries will vary by job function, but the average annual wage for the new jobs will be $39,183 plus benefits. CPP Global manufactures packaging for some of the world’s most recognized products. The CPP Global plant is located at the former Kaydon ball bearing plant on highway 601 South in Mocksville.  Manufacturing is expected to begin this spring. Why CPP Global Selected Davie […]
February 20, 2012

24th Annual Shamrock Run, Walk and Tots Trot Establishes Memorial Cup to Honor DCHS Coach Daric Beiter

The 24th annual Shamrock Run, Walk and Tots Trot, sponsored by St Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, the Davie County Chamber of Commerce will be held on Saturday, March 3rd, 2012.  A portion of the proceeds from this annual event will be donated to the Advocacy Center of Davie County. New for 2012 ~ Coach Beiter Memorial Cup and Scholarship Fund Daric Beiter was the head track and cross country coach at Davie County High School from 2001-2011, taught social studies, was the department chair and named Teacher of the Year in 2010. He was a loving husband, a friend […]
February 16, 2012

Mardi Gras and Gumbo Festival This Saturday!

On Saturday, February 18th from 1 to 5 PM, Raylen Vineyards and Winery in Davie County will host its ninth annual Fat Saturday Mardi Gras and Gumbo Festival. Celebrate the energy of Mardi Gras with the musical entertainment provided by the Swamp Cats, a New Orleans style Jazz band, enjoy a savory bowl of spicy hot Gumbo provided by the Full Moon Oyster Bar and a glass of fine wine from the Raylen Winery. The Swamp Cats are great performers with a huge following in the southeast.  “We like to involve our audiences and encourage caterwauling during our concerts,” notes […]
February 13, 2012

Davie County Arts Council Casino Night ~ Feb 18th

A Win-Win for all! This is your opportunity to support the the Davie County Arts Council while enjoying a memorable evening of fun at the Bermuda Run Country Club!  The Davie County Arts Council annual fundraiser event will be held this Saturday, February 18th from 7:30 to 11:30 PM at Bermuda Run Country Club. This will be an evening of innocent fun using play money at professionally run tables of Roulette, Black Jack, Craps, Texas Hold’em and Bingo.  Tickets are available in advance for $45 by calling the box office at 751-3000 or at the door for $50. Admission includes $300 […]
February 9, 2012

“Kids Love History” Valentine Bake Sale Starts 10 AM Saturday

Sweets for Your Sweets A Valentines Bake Sale will be held in Cooleemee starting at 10 AM on Saturday, February 11th in front of the Dollar General Store.   Proceeds will benefit the Cooleemee Historical Association’s unique kids’ history programs that have given “roots” to an entire generation of local children. Several dozen local bakers will be contributing “sweets for your sweets” to keep the “Discovering Our Heritage” Kids Programs operating. “Homemade cakes, cookies, cup cakes and other items will be sold until they’re all gone” says Jennifer Godbey, coordinator of the project. If you would like to contribute a baked […]